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The Esmeralda Inn

3.5 of 5 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Jamestown NC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

...We've been wanting to stay here for years....and it was worth the wait. It was the most delightful place we've ever stayed...a beautiful view of Chimney Rock outside our window, the most delicious breakfast every morning, fresh homemade cookies outside our door every afternoon at 4:00, wonderful meals in the dining room and s'mores by the outdoor fireplace in the... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We so much enjoyed your visit with us. We will look forward to your return visit with us soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We just came home from a 5 day stay at The Esmeralda. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and I must say that this has been our favorite thus far. The Esmeralda is centrally located to Lake Lure (5 minutes) and Chimney Rock park (3 minutes). "Down town" Chimney Rock is located about 3 minutes from the Inn.... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We so much enjoyed serving you as our guest at The Esmeralda Inn. We look forward to your return visit with us. We are so glad that you had an amazing stay!! Thank you again for your kind words. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a lovely operation, run by lovely people. We picked the Esmeralda blindly, and as a retired firefighter I was delighted to see the overhead sprinklers and smoke detectors. Our room was rather small, but comfortable. Breakfasts were absolutely first class, served in the restaurant dining room. And the chef was not expected to arrive until next day! There... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We so much enjoyed your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the game room and all the amenities here. We will look forward to your return visit. Thanks, Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

More than I expected. Great value, close to everything..will stay again ASAP. Breakfast was perfect. Room was Large, loved the Game Room. Close to Ashville (Biltmore), and Lake Lure. Staff was very friendly and helpful

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We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We will look forward to your return with us again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

From the moment we walked in the lobby, I knew we had chosen the best place to stay in Chimney Rock. Our experience was one of the best we've had at a hotel EVER! The new innkeepers are lovely people who went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The Inn is gorgeous from the exterior, to the... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time at The Esmeralda Inn. Your kind words were so thoughtful. We are glad that you enjoyed the small touches of hospitality that you can always expect at The Esmeralda Inn. We will look forward to your return visit with us again real soon. Vacations with families are... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Chimney Rock is a great getaway, and this is a fabulous place to stay. Super personal service, great food, and lots to do. The kids loved the game room - foosball, air hockey, tons of board games - we would have stayed there just for that. Definitely recommend it.

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad the kids and you had such a fun time. That is what vacations are all about....memories!!!! Thanks for the visit and we hope to see you again soon. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had driven through Chimney Rock several times and had always wanted to spend a few days there. I waited a little too late to get a room right on Broad River, so I reserved a room at the Esmeralda Inn even though it was somewhat more expensive than average. I'm glad I did! Right from the time we walked... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you stopped in to stay with us. We enjoyed serving you and will look forward to your return visit. Thanks again. Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here one night and it was great. You could see Chimney Rock from our room. Very romantic setting. Loved the rocking chairs and big front porch. The breakfast was delicious. The staff was warm, friendly and helpful. We highly recommend staying here.

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Esmeralda Inn. The front porch rocking chairs are a great way to enjoy the views and just relax. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast. It is a perfect beginning to a perfect day in Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Come back and see us again real soon.... More 

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An unexpected night and stay at the Esmeralda Inn was one of the best parts of our trip to Asheville. The new owners Kim and Don Cason are the "personality" of the Inn ... They are young, fantastic, pleasant and so helpful. The Inn speaks for itself with it's beauty, well-planned rooms, landscaped to perfection, and the sense of total... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

We so enjoyed your visit with us and we are so glad you had a great time. We will look forward to your return visit. Thank you for your kind words and yes we truly feel that we are here for The Esmeralda Inn "The Jewel of Chimney Rock"!!! Thanks and have a blessed day! Don & Kim Cason Innkeepers More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stumbled onto the Esmeralda Inn as we drove into the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area doing our normal sporadic decide as we go vacation. We were met by Kim at the front desk, who was very friendly and accommodating. We decided to stay and found that every aspect of our visit was very warm and comforting. We truly felt like... More 

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KimCason, Owner at The Esmeralda Inn, responded to this review

Dean, Ronda and Joshua, Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you and get to know you during your visit with us. We so much enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words on Trip Advisor. We hope that others will come to visit and experience the same. We will look forward to your return visit again... More 

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Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > Chimney Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esmeralda Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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